Howard County Sheriff's, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #131, President's Statement regarding Mr. George Floyd.

     The thoughts and prayers of Lodge #131 are with the friends and family of Mr. George Floyd, whose tragic death shocked our nation. Our members, as Deputy Sheriffs, are empowered with the full force of law. It is a responsibility that we take very seriously.  Our membership are ​trained to use force only when absolutely necessary, and to do so in a way that results in the safest possible outcome for all parties. The horrific act that resulted in the death of Mr. Floyd while in custody, in no way reflects that training, nor does it reflect the caliber of professionalism expected of membership of Lodge #131. Our members believe that all citizens, should be treated with respect, dignity, and understanding. As Deputy Sheriffs in Howard County, Maryland we understand and expect that we should be held to the very highest standards in regard to our conduct. It is our hope that we will always meet those standards. 


Ed Simmons Jr,

President

F.O.P. Lodge #131



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          On behalf of Howard County Sheriffs, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #131, thank you for visiting our website. The women and men of F.O.P. Lodge #131 serve the citizens of Howard County Maryland as Deputy Sheriffs. They are committed to demonstrating and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards both personally and organizationally. I am thankful for the confidence and trust they have placed in me to represent them while serving as Lodge President.

Ed Simmons Jr. - President, HCSO, F.O.P. Lodge #131

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Brother Ed Simmons

President

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Brother Rich Colmus

Vice President

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